Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remember

A word study is a way of studying Scripture in which you look up the occurrences of a word or phrase where it appears in the Bible.  I tackled the word "remember."  It appears LOTS of times in Scripture.  I didn't read each one, and I especially didn't read each one in its full context.  It was not an exhaustive word study, but some common themes emerged.  I wrote a poem about it:

You remember
       your promises,
       your faithful servants,
       us, your people,
       our sins no more.

We remember
       rest.
       Your words;
       your commands.
       Your faithfulness,
       our faithlessness.
       Salvation from chains,
       guidance through the wilderness.
       The ones who came before,
       preparing our ways.
       You created us
            just
            like
            this.
       Your works;
       your worth.
       You.

Remembering
       grounds us,
       grows us;
       gives us hope,
       grants us wisdom;
       guides us ever back to you.

I paired this with a remembrance of Jesus through Communion.  I also paired it with some William Wordsworth; I'll post the excerpt later.  The Scripture study, the composition of this poem, the celebration of a Christian worship ritual, and the reading of classic poetry--it's a mosaic of who I am.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVED it this morning, Angie. Thank you for your continuous creativity paired with honest and exceptional devotionals. Taking Communion was especially poignant as I sometimes miss that from my old church. :)

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  2. Today was one of the most powerful times we've had together as a staff. Thank you for your words and the space to experience them.

    This is an incredible poem, also. Exquisite.

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  3. It was one of the most effective and powerful devotional times I can remember. You are always very good at this, but this was exceptional. Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into your spiritual life and into our team!

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  4. Thank you Angie for the inspiration and sharing of your creativity. I consider it a privilege and honor to serve with you!

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